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Option to only generate square textures with PackTextures()

Discussion in 'Wish List' started by Brady, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Brady

    Brady

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    Now that iPhone compression requires textures to be square, it would be great if PackTextures had a flag that could be passed to require that any generated textures must be square.
     
  2. Dreamora

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    thats no problem as pack texture can not be used with compression (compression is an editor only thing, pack a runtime only thing)

    pack requires that you enable Get / Set Pixels which by itself removes the option to use compression at all as compressed textures can't be written to
     
  3. Brady

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    Actually, PackTextures can be used at edit-time as well, which is what I'm doing currently, and on occasion run into the problem of a non-square texture, meaning I can't compress the texture without either resizing it (and possibly losing detail), or re-doing all my UVs by hand.
     
  4. Dreamora

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    I see. You are right, forget about its editor usability actually.

    The thing I'm not sure though is if square is a requirement any longer for compression for iphone 2.2.x and higher.
     
  5. Brady

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    If not, I don't think that has been reflected in Unity iPhone. So then we either need the feature in PackTextures, or non-square texture compression. :) I'd be happy with either.
     
  6. techmage

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    I've just run into this issue.

    Can you put non square PVR's on iPhone somehow? Or force packtextures to produce a square texture?